How to use the data / video projector
computer connector / selection button / LED power button / LED
1. Press the red power button near the right end of the panel. The adjacent red indicator light
will go out, the projector's fan will start, and (in a minute or so) a green indicator light will
replace the red one.
2. While waiting for all this to happen, connect the cable that's dangling from the COMPUTER /
RGB 1 connector (the one near the lower left corner of the panel) to your computer’s VGA
connector. If you want to send audio, and have an audio cable with a 1/8-inch stereo plug,
you can plug this into the blue AUDIO connector.
3. Make sure the green indicator light above the COMPUTER / RGB 1 connector is lit. If it
isn't, press the button with the white dot that's next to it – this selects the COMPUTER / RGB 1
input, and should cause the green indicator light to light.
4. Turn on your computer. (If you turn on your computer before connecting the cable and
waking up the projector, the computer may not be able to figure out that the projector's there,
and you may need to reboot it to get it to see the projector.)
5. You may need to press a special key sequence on your computer to get it to send a signal
to the projector – this isn't usually necessary for Macs, but with Windows computers, the key
sequence is often (but not always…) Fn-F8. You may also need to set the resolution on
your computer to match the projector: 1024 x 768.
Connecting a video source (like a VCR) is similar. Simply connect the video and audio outputs of
your video device to the appropriate ports in one of the two video sections of the panel, and press the
button to select this video input.
If you have difficulties, please let one of the CAUP Computing consultants know. They're in the Gould
Digital Commons (in the basement), or you can call 3-8531 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
When you're done projecting, simply press the red power button on the control panel, disconnect the
cable from your computer, and coil the cable neatly.